Every now and then I pipe up about the economy because fear surrounding finances is one of the fundamental triggers in most people’s lives. And, the insane way the economic system is carrying on gives little comfort, no less hope, for our future and future generations. Toward the goal of understanding exactly what happened to toss us into the agitation cycle of the global money laundering business, I invited Citizen Zeus on my show, which is posted tomorrow on GaiaTV.

After reading his book – Transforming Economy: From Corrupted Capitalism to Connected Communities – Barbara Hand Clow called Zeus Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D. a true Philosopher of Economics, who, Barbara says, we need to listen to. Lively and plain speaking, Zeus tells in simple terms how we have landed in what Joe Baratta, top equity dealmaker for the Blackstone Group, calls the most “treacherous financial times” he has ever witnessed. After decades of pillaging our coffers, there are no natural markets left, we’ve been squeezed dry. So now what? It’s time to seriously come together as family and community and create a new economic model. Its not just a platitude any longer.

In Part 1 of our show with Citizen Zeus we look at how we ended up here, plus a handful of solutions. Coming up in a few weeks we have two more hours focusing exclusively on the myriad of ways we can take back this Taking Economy and turn it into a Giving Economy in which we, the people, can live and thrive once again.

Go to: http://www.gaia.com/video/transforming-economy-citizen-zeus and search under Citizen Zeus.